Happy Family Art

Hello and welcome to Happy Family Art, where you will find fun places to visit around NJ, art lessons, craft tutorials, coloring pages and more! 

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Stamped Jewelry

Stamped Jewelry And Other Shiny Things

Recently, while cleaning our garage I came upon a set of tools that used to belong to my father in ...
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How To Sew An Apron

How To Sew An Apron

Cold weather always makes me want to sew or knit. That is why I had to make a few aprons ...
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Hiking Stairway to Heaven

Hiking Stairway To Heaven

Vernon, NJ October 2017 I have read one of the articles describing the best places to hike in NJ, and ...
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3D Watercolor Fish

3D Watercolor Fish

I try a lot of different art lessons, some are great and some not so much. I judge the lesson ...
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Winter Crafting

How To Sew An Apron

How To Sew An Apron

Cold weather always makes me want to sew or knit. That is why I had to make a few aprons ...
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handmade holiday ornament ideas

Handmade Holiday Ornament Ideas

One of my favorite things around this time of year is all the cheerful and happy holiday decorations. What's better ...
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Fun Watercolor Galaxy and Space Paintings

Fun Watercolor Galaxy and Space Paintings

I love playing with watercolors! Not being too careful with how the picture will turn out, but just enjoying the ...
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Embroidery Hoop Star Map

Embroidery Hoop Star Map

Recently, I inherited a lot of embroidery hoops from an elderly neighbor.  It is truly a big pile, so expect ...
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Easy Beaded Christmas Tree Earrings

Easy Beaded Christmas Tree Earrings

As the holidays near, I always make a few handmade presents for those friends that celebrate.  The gifts are always ...
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Tiffany Stained Glass Art Lesson

Tiffany Stained Glass Art Lesson

***This page contains affiliate links.*** Louis Comfort Tiffany is another great artist for kids to explore.  Most people associate the ...
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Snowman Acrylic Painting Tutorial

Snowman Acrylic Painting Tutorial

Let it Snow Inspired by the first snow of the season, I have been drawing and painting snowmen.  Lots of ...
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Recycled Art Portfolios

Recycled Art Portfolios

Right before Earth Day this year I wanted to do something with the Earth Day theme for an art lesson.  ...
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Printing With Styrofoam

Printing With Styrofoam

Recently I have been coming across different sites with folks doing prints using recycled Styrofoam containers.  I saw a few ...
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Warm and Indoor Places To Check Out This Winter:

Our Visit To Great Wolf Lodge

Our Visit To Great Wolf Lodge

Scotrun, PA May 2017 I have been looking at Great Wolf Lodge for years while the kids were growing up ...
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Our Visit To Bonkerz Laser Tag

Our Visit To Bonkerz Laser Tag

Princeton, NJ January 2017 Last month we visited Bonkerz Laser Tag in Princeton with a group of friends. The trip was ...
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Our Visit To Montclair Art Museum

Our Visit To Montclair Art Museum

Montclair, NJ October 2016 I have had the Montclair Art Museum on my list of places to visit for a ...
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Our Visit To The Thomas Edison National Historical Park

Our Visit To The Thomas Edison National Historical Park

West Orange, NJ October 2016 This October we have visited lots of awesome places. The only thing I was short ...
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Our Visit To Adventure Aquarium

Our Visit To Adventure Aquarium

Camden, NJ August 2016 This summer we made a trip down to Camden to visit the Adventure Aquarium. It was ...
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Roller Rinks in NJ

Roller Rinks in NJ

I have to be honest here, I know next to nothing about the rollerskating rinks in NJ.  In fact, I ...
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Our Visit To Liberty Science Center

Our Visit To Liberty Science Center

Jersey City, NJ January 2016 Liberty Science Center has been on my list of places to visit for quite some ...
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Our Visit To Bridgewater Sports Arena

Our Visit To Bridgewater Sports Arena

June 2015 Bridgewater NJ We went to the Bridgewater Sports Arena for a friend's birthday last week.  It wasn't an ...
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Our Visit To Yestercades Middlesex County Destinations

Our Visit To Yestercades

Somerville, NJ January 2017 Like so many other places, this has been on our list of places to visit for ...
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Our Visit To Thomas Edison Memorial Tower in Edison NJ

Our Visit To Thomas Edison Center At Menlo Park

Edison, NJ February 2015 This February we had a chance to visit The Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park.  Personally, I ...
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Our Visit To Princeton University and Princeton Art Museum

Our Visit To Princeton University and Art Museum

Princeton, NJ Frequent Visitors One of my kids has an activity close to Princeton that lasts half  day.  It is ...
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Our Visit To Shawnee Mountain

Our Visit To Shawnee Mountain

East Stroudsburg, PA. January-February 2017 It is here again!! The Mountain Burners Ski and Snowboard Club.  We participated last year, ...
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Our Visit To Morris Museum Morris County Destinations

Our Visit To Morris Museum

Morristown, NJ March 2015 I just realized that I have never written a word about this place, the Morris Museum in ...
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Our Visit To Henry Mercer Museum Pennsylvania Daytrip Destinations

Our Visit To Mercer Museum

Doylestown, PA November 2016 This spring the kids and I took a trip to the Mercer Museum in Doylestown, PA ...
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Our Visit To Museum of Natural History New York Daytrip Destinations

Our Visit To Museum Of Natural History

NYC March 2012 We made it out to the city to go and see the Museum of Natural History. The ...
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Our Visit To Liberty Hall Museum Union County Destinations

Our Visit To Liberty Hall Museum

Kean University, New Jersey September 2015 "Built in 1772, on the eve of the American Revolution, Liberty Hall has been ...
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Our Visit to IPlay America

Freehold, NJ May 2014 We don't usually do large birthday parties.  Instead the kids get to pick a trip to ...
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Our Visit To The NJ State Museum 2014

Our Visit To New Jersey State Museum

Trenton, NJ October 2016 This summer was our very first time that we made it to the New Jersey State ...
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Christmas Coloring Pages

Valentines Day Holiday Coloring Pages
Valentines Day

More Coloring Pages

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happy family artNJ Travels

Here you will find all sorts of fun day trips all over New Jersey and surrounding states. You can read about our family’s experiences there and hopefully get out and have fun! Also, be sure to check out our very popular list of FREE OR INEXPENSIVE PLACES FOR FAMILY FUN IN AND AROUND NJ.

happy family artArt Lessons

Take a look at the many art lessons we have. So far there is acrylic, watercolor, how to draw, amazing coloring pages and more!

Art Stuff:

Art by Mariya Kovalyov Art by Mariya KovalyovArt by Mariya Kovalyov